E-Commerce and Online Retail

Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature – The Verge

Friday, September 15, 2017

Draw me an iPhone. The lines may be squiggly, the rounded corners imperfect, but almost everyone you pose this challenge to will present you with the shape of a rectangle containing another rectangle sat atop a circle. The iPhone’s silhouette is the most iconic outline in all of modern technology, recognized by even diehard Android fanboys and featured on the side of “Made for iPhone” accessory boxes around the world….

Apple’s New $1000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch – TIME

Friday, September 15, 2017

You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new…

Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature – The Verge

Friday, September 15, 2017

Draw me an iPhone. The lines may be squiggly, the rounded corners imperfect, but almost everyone you pose this challenge to will present you with the shape of a rectangle containing another rectangle sat atop a circle. The iPhone’s silhouette is the most iconic outline in all of modern technology, recognized by even diehard Android fanboys and featured on the side of “Made for iPhone” accessory boxes around the world….

Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice – The Verge

Friday, September 15, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device. Well, nearly the entire front. Unlike Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and LG’s V30, Apple hasn’t kept the iPhone X top bezel intact; and compared to the Essential Phone, its camera array is much, much more noticeable… and odd-looking. While the iPhone X design was leaked several times before Apple was…

7 things you need to know before you buy a new iPhone – CNET

Friday, September 15, 2017

Claudia Cruz/CNET Apple has made it harder than ever to chose an iPhone. This year the company launched the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and added a new super-premium iPhone X to its lineup. So, what are the differences between the three phones and which one should you buy? Here are the seven most important factors you should consider before you decide. Price iPhones have never been cheap, but this time you…

Apple’s New $1000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch – TIME

Friday, September 15, 2017

You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new…

Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device. Well, nearly the entire front. Unlike Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and LG’s V30, Apple hasn’t kept the iPhone X top bezel intact; and compared to the Essential Phone, its camera array is much, much more noticeable… and odd-looking. While the iPhone X design was leaked several times before Apple was…

Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device. Well, nearly the entire front. Unlike Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and LG’s V30, Apple hasn’t kept the iPhone X top bezel intact; and compared to the Essential Phone, its camera array is much, much more noticeable… and odd-looking. While the iPhone X design was leaked several times before Apple was…

Chinese vendors are already marketing face masks as iPhone X security tools – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chinese vendors on online marketplace Taobao never resist a chance to peddle their goods. Just days after Apple announced the iPhone X that replaced the home button’s Touch ID for Face ID, Chinese merchants have launched “protective masks” in response to the news. If you’re worried that someone will unlock your phone while you’re sleeping (which is probably unlikely, given that Face ID has been designed to not work when…

Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Draw me an iPhone. The lines may be squiggly, the rounded corners imperfect, but almost everyone you pose this challenge to will present you with the shape of a rectangle containing another rectangle sat atop a circle. The iPhone’s silhouette is the most iconic outline in all of modern technology, recognized by even diehard Android fanboys and featured on the side of “Made for iPhone” accessory boxes around the world….

The Future of Retail Is Stores That Aren’t Stores – The Atlantic

Thursday, September 14, 2017

“We actually don’t call them ‘stores’ anymore—we call them ‘town squares.’” That was an executive at Apple, speaking about the company’s largest stores during the its afternoon-long product-release event on Tuesday. In these “town squares,” aisles will be “avenues” and trees will provide customers shade from overhead fluorescents. The company dreams its flagship stores will become “gathering places,” complete with classes on coding, music, and photography. Earlier, this week provided…

iPhone 8, X’s wireless charging is a game changer for Android – CNET

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Apple may have been late to the wireless charging game, but that won’t matter one bit. The fact that the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will pick up the feature changes how we’ll all be charging phones in the near future — Android phone owners, too. For a long while now, only a handful of phones had the tech, including the old Google Nexus 5 from LG,…

The 5 stages of iPhone X acceptance – CNET

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The new iPhone X from Apple has generated some pretty strong reactions, from amazement at its face-powered Animoji to shock at the sky-high price to disappointment at the loss of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Still, many of the early naysayers will no doubt end up buying an iPhone X when it’s available in November — though the phone is expected to be at least as hard to get as…

Could an ‘Evil Twin’ Trick Your iPhone’s Facial Recognition? – TIME

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The iPhone X made its highly-anticipated debut Tuesday at Apple’s keynote event and one of its standout features is what the company calls Face ID. Gone is the fingerprint-required Touch ID, and in is a facial recognition software that allows users to unlock the phone, authenticate downloads and make purchases with Apple Pay. Naturally, the question on everyone’s mind is: can this technology be hacked? Apple insists Face ID, which…

Life’s complex enough. I fear your next iPhone will make things worse – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It was just before 10am, Pacific time, on Tuesday, and as the crowd gathered at the new Steve Jobs Theatre in California for the launch of Apple’s latest products-cum-miracles, they were serenaded with the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. It had been chosen, presumably, as a signifier of the boomer supremacism still built into Apple’s culture, the company’s boundless ambition – John Lennon’s first line, let’s not forget, is…

The $999 iPhone X was an inevitability – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

With Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone X, which comes with an edge-to-edge OLED display and starts at a staggering $999, it’s worth reflecting on how such a once-luxury device could transition to mass-market status and then flow back toward its premium perch. When details about the phone, nearly all of which leaked ahead of the time, began surfacing months back, its eye-popping price was immediately the subject of controversy. Was…

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The biggest news out of Apple’s event yesterday was the debut of its wild iPhone X. Apple saved the device for last and took its time expounding the phone’s technical feats, yet the highlight of the presentation was far more carefree: an overview of animated emoji, a selfie portrait mode, and Snapchat filters. The iPhone X represents, in Apple’s words, “the future of the smartphone.” Its Super Retina display has…

The $999 iPhone X was an inevitability – The Verge

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

With Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone X, which comes with an edge-to-edge OLED display and starts at a staggering $999, it’s worth reflecting on how such a once-luxury device could transition to mass-market status and then flow back toward its premium perch. When details about the phone, nearly all of which leaked ahead of the time, began surfacing months back, its eye-popping price was immediately the subject of controversy. Was…

Why the iPhone X is the new iPhone you’ll want now – TechCrunch

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The iPhone X is billed as a future-focused device with a lot of cutting edge tech, available at a premium. It kind of reminds me of the positioning of the original MacBook Air, or the new MacBook, when those two devices were first introduced – tomorrow’s tech, available today, but for a bit more money and with a few trade-offs as a result of being ahead of its time. And the…

How expensive is the most expensive iPhone in other countries? – The Verge

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There’s one big question on everyone’s minds regarding the iPhone X: is it really worth $1,000? Well, be thankful you’re not asking this in Russia, otherwise it would be: is it really worth $1,380? Thanks to the usual combination of currency valuations, import fees, and local sales taxes, the most expensive iPhone ever will be even more expensive around the world. And, using this ranking from Deutsche Bank of the…